Friday, September 26, 2014

1950 beautiful ruins

still life, acrylic, 6" x 6" $100 click here to purchase 
Other News: We included a painting session into tonight's book club - 
and we borrowed the children's easels.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

1947 Good Year (year of the pig)

still life, acrylic, 6" x 6" $100 click here to purchase 

Other News: I compiled my thoughts on Daily Painting for publication on the Massachusetts College of Art and Design's Illustration Blog, Drawn Onward here's an excerpt, 
"The benefit of creating one small painting a day stems from the act of routine as practice. Painting every day is not a new idea. I quickly found a lineage of painters I had already admired, like Charles Hawthorne and Edwin Dickinson who created ‘premier coup’ or ‘at first crack’ paintings – small observational works created in one sitting.2" . . .  
you can read the whole article here http://blogs.massart.edu/illustration/2014/08/29/a-painting-a-day/

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Saturday, September 20, 2014

1944 stroke

still life, acrylic, 6" x 6" $100 click here to purchase 

Other News:  I attended Boston Harbor's SharkFest Swim on Saturday morning - I discovered it takes the same amount of time for me to drink a medium coffee as it does for those in first string of finishers to swim across the harbor. Surprisingly, no one had borrowed my stroke for the event - the doggy paddle. A little clip of what I saw - the one in front is an Olympic swimmer.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFxsK246bYs -

Friday, September 19, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014

1937 Post - grad


still life, acrylic, 6" x 6" $100 click here to purchase 

I just returned from two nights in Provincetown - I stayed here as a guest 
 
of my friend Kim, (you can follow her blog here). Kim's thesis is based on the non-objectification of women and the exploration of the male gaze as defined by art critic John Berger in Ways of Seeing. This is my first visit back to Provincetown since being a student and I enjoyed every minute post-grad. I discovered one can rent kayaks right behind our class of 2013'a favorite haunt, the Squealing Pig. Although the winds were around 14mph the rental staff assured me it was sheltered - and they were right. (well, for yesterday at least, today was shall we say was textured?) - Today began with a painting, coffee and banter with one of my favorite FAWCER's. And then we shuffled off to the Herring Cove beach -  it was low tide, so we did some treasure hunting and found the most beautiful sea shells and perfectly tumbled sea glass. We went home by way of the FAWC (for Kim) while one of us (Kim) was at the FAWC, I scooted down to the Wired Puppy where I purchased a coffee bigger than my head named "Hair of the Dog." It was the perfect robust blend to get me to my next scheduled activity, more kayaking (I couldn't convince Kim or anyone to go with me - maybe due to the even stronger winds than yesterday?) - After a rather windy paddle, Kim and I ended our time together by strolling the galleries and shops of Commercial Street. I made it home by way of a birthday dinner for my mom and one more paddle in Hull (before the rain) and two last fish tacos of the season (they'll be back in May!). from Hull's Kitchen. 

1936 wrap - Friday's Post

6" x 6" still life, acrylic $100 click here to purchase 
Provincetown is running out of bandwidth, particularly around 5-7pm when everyone is making their nightly plans. I posted this (maybe) last night at that time and discovered today it didn't take. . . on the upside, I did enjoy every single minute of my time in Provincetown - details to come. 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

1935 Provincetown

sold I'm heading back to Provincetown. Friday is the opening reception for the last graduating class of Massachusetts College of Art Design's Masters program at the Fine Arts Work Center. still life, acrylic, 6" x 6"

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

1929 Four Alarm

still life, acrylic, 6" x 6" $100 click here to purchase
Other News:  Today started with a paddle in the harbor at 8am and ended with my last set of fish tacos for the season. The boardwalk is closing down, but not without one last hurrah - endless summer forever - (and kayaking continues thru October!) 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014